At its 300th Session, in November 2007, the Governing Body agreed to resume the discussion on Convention No. 158 and the Recommendation No. 166. The present note seeks to provide an overview of the Convention, and was originally prepared to facilitate the consultations on these two instruments held in November 2008. This note has since been updated to reflect the outcome of the 79th Session of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (November–December 2008).
In March 2009, a discussion on the status of Convention No. 158 and Recommendation No. 166 took place in the Committee on Legal Issues and International Labour Standards (LILS Committee). Following the discussion, the Office was requested to organize a meeting of a tripartite working group of experts to examine the Termination of Employment Convention, 1982 (No. 158) and the Termination of Employment Recommendation, 1982 (No. 166) (see GB.304/LILS/4 and GB.304/9/2). This meeting took place in April 2011: Tripartite Meeting of Experts to Examine the Termination of Employment Convention and Recommendation (Geneva, 18 - 21 April 2011).
Links to some useful documents related to the ongoing discussion are given below and in the column on the right hand side.